Five Attorney Generals, from the countries of New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, have agreed a new cybercrime strategy. The agreement by the Quintet is a reaffirmation of the principles agreed at the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.
Geoffrey Cox, the UK Attorney General, said in a statement:
“The Quintet is bound by a respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law. We also share a common concern about the evolution and complexity of challenges posed by cybercrime.
International cooperation is vital in the fight against cybercrime and my Quintet counterparts and I believe the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) is the best means to do this. We hope that our statement sends a clear message: we stand united in our efforts to tackle this threat.”